Make this creamy seafood mornay mix the day before and simply reheat and spoon into warm crêpes to serve. Or make them up, place on an oven tray, then top with a little grated cheese and grill until golden. Add scallops or mussels too. Make your own crêpes or buy them ready-made at the supermarket.
- 50g butter
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- ¼ cup celery, finely chopped
- 3 tbsp flour
- ½ cup white sparkling wine
- 1 cup milk, hot
- 250g white fish, cut into pieces
- 250g shelled raw prawns
- Spray oil
- 100g flour
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tbsp chives, chopped
- ½ tsp celery salt
- 1 tbsp melted butter, plus extra for cooking crepes
- Heat the butter in a medium saucepan and saute the onion, garlic and celery gently for 3-4 minutes until soft and fragrant.
- Add the flour and cook for 2 minutes until sandy in texture and light golden. Gradually add the wine and stir well until absorbed. Slowly whisk in the hot milk until thickened. Simmer for 2 minutes then add the fish and prawns and cook for a further 5-6 minutes. Check seasoning. Cool, then chill.
- For crêpes, place the flour in a bowl and add the eggs and milk, whisking until smooth. Add the chives, celery salt and melted butter, mixing until well combined. Let rest for 15-20 minutes.
- Heat a small amount of butter in a nonstick pan and add ¼ cup of crêpe batter. Swirl the pan around to make a thin circle. Cook for 1 minute or until lightly golden underneath, then flip and cook the remaining side. Layer on a plate and repeat with remaining mixture.
- To serve, heat the seafood mix. Arrange crêpes on warmed plates and fill with a generous amount of seafood. Garnish with chopped chives and cracked pepper.
Take a look at this tasty seafood chowder recipe here.